Thanks for drawing attention to this development
Generally looks Good.
Difficult to tell about the smokebox handles, the pics are too low res. This is NOT an indication that Bachmann can get away with moulded darts, merely an indication that the eye cannot discern the info from a small pic. In the flesh this will be more pronounced either way.
Splashers - yes they look too big and it would be nice if they could be slimmed down.
1) is this not an unfortunate side effect of 00 flange profiles, compounded by plastic thickness, making them oversize. From the photos it seems to be the biggest 'error' on the model, albeit likely a necessary compromise. A real shame.
2) if the C Class is anything to go by, the splashers WILL BE seperate components fitted to the metal running plate. So not too easy to remove. How easy they are to remake and colour match is another matter.
I'm also not toally convinced about the dome shape - the vertical sides look too long, and the rounded top too tight. The straight sides of the dome should transition to the curved top somewhere level with the safety valve cover top. The dome also looks a little on the 'thin' side.
BUT very hard to tell from these photos, especially in all-over grey colour and low res. Need some decent side-on pics.
Damn shame Bachmann didn't release the CADs in the same way that DJM Dave does...
Any chance of some refinement on Splashers and Dome Bachmann??
I don't have any time to do the research and write a letter myself, but past experience has shown me Bachmann are normally receptive to such feedback. anyone want to volunteer?
G-BOAF (as critical of Bachmann as Hornby - as least the oversize splashers have a clear scale-related reason, unlike 71000 smokebox overhang...)
(edit: list formating becomes emoticons - how dare software convert my attempt at crisp communication to some childlike misplaced yellow blob...!)
Edited by G-BOAF, 20 January 2014 - 19:33 .